A Transport Canada safety official in an email to his counterparts in the United States, Europe and Brazil outlined his...
Two manufacturing issues compromised an area of the structure in the rear of the Boeing 787 that is unable to withstand the maximum stress that would be experienced by the aircraft in service and could fail.
On the evening of August 24, an 18-month old United Airlines Boeing 787-10 touched down at Newark Airport after a...
The nuances of regional markets, both emerging and established, will offer a path for Embraer's E3, but will also limit its possible success. Turboprop customers are particularly sensitive to aircraft pricing, which will be challenged by the scope and pricing of a new development. By reintegrating its commercial unit, Embraer’s engineering talent is unconstrained to operate across its executive jet, defense and eVTOL businesses.
The global airline fleet is not recovering evenly. With global scheduled capacity up over 92% from April 2020, that metric serves better to illustrate just how terrible last April was than how good we find it in 2021. Compared to 2019, the global fleet is producing 53% fewer seat-miles. We’re a long way from where we were before the pandemic.
Delta's A350 & 737 deals are done, clear signs of business travel's green shoots, Eviation's new look for its all-electric Alice.
There’s no one definition of a regional airline and that shows in the pandemic’s rebound. TAC Analysis continues its exploration of which types of regional airlines are excelling in the pandemic era, which are struggling, and what this means for the various aircraft types operating at each.
Today, the same intuition that initially drove the networks to preserve breadth – the points on route maps – through flying smaller aircraft has shown a recent shift away from the regional aircraft. The recent new trend signals a potential change for the regional aircraft industry, and for the small communities that rely on a connection to the world’s aviation system.
In this TAC Analysis, we reveal the losers – and winners – of the recent airspace restrictions. We examine the tactics used to circumvent the restricted areas for those carriers without access and identify the few airlines still with access to the top of the world.
It's been a frenetic week for fleet moves. Alaska Air is formally removing the asterisk on its Proudly All Boeing moniker, Delta got an all-new aircraft type, Air Canada's getting in line for early A321XLRs and the FAA is putting a significant question mark over the availability of the 737 Max 10. After the crash of China Eastern 5736, The Air Current compares historical high rates of descent for key air accidents. It's an important dose of perspective in the early phases of the investigation into what brought down the 737-800. Whisper Drone charts a course for high-speed electric flight. TAC spoke with Whisper Aero founder Mark Moore about its new drone testbed and its prospects as a promising early application for its ultra-quiet electric propulsors.
Log-in here if you’re already a subscriber Release DateJune 28, 2022Asia still dominates dormant fleet, but it's not clear how...